Jan 042012
 

Papaya is one of those small sex toy companies that truly care about their products and their consumers. They also care about everybody in between – their suppliers in the US (silicone) and their manufacturers in Asia are chosen carefully and monitored. Except for the plastic bit where the batteries go, all of the Papaya vibrators are made from medical grade silicone. I was given the Rainbow vibrator to review after I met and spoke with Pam at MomentumCon this past April where they were vendors.

Papaya Toys brand Rainbow Vibrator in Strawberry color

The Rainbow, like all of the Papaya vibrators, has a slightly textured silicone handle (much easier to use if your hands are slippery) with relatively easy to use buttons and an innovative battery pack that has earned them an AVN award. The battery pack is similar to adapters/upsizers1; you remove it completely from the vibrator and slip in two AA batteries – I have admittedly found it a bit difficult sometimes to remove the batteries from this contraption and you do have to put the batteries in the compartment lined up properly so it’s not like polarity/direction never matter. Then the battery pack can be tossed back into the vibrator  – doesn’t matter which end is up – and there you go. Also all of the Papaya vibrators are totally waterproof, if using a vibrator while submerged in water is your thing. It’s not mine, personally, especially with silicone sex toys because you must use only water-based lubes….which are water-soluble. You will most likely need to use lube with the Rainbow if you’re not one who normally does – the silicone has a bit of a matte texture to it and so it isn’t as slick and slippery as some other silicone toys I’ve used. The perk is that it isn’t nearly as much of a dust/pet fur magnet.

Rainbow is a moderately sized 2 insertable vibrator with gentle ridges/ripples/bloops and it retains some flex throughout the middle. The motor seems to be located in the head of the toy and while it’s not the most powerful motor in its class it is definitely rumbly and fairly strong. My only real complaint was with screwing the cap back on after inserting the batteries – it isn’t quite as easy as other toys to line up the grooves and get it screwed back on tightly; I’ve not heard too many others mention this so it might just be mine. It almost appears as if the plastic portion had a mishap in production where excess plastic wasn’t trimmed. Be sure you do have it screwed on correctly and tightly if you want to use it in the water, though.

Overall this is a very nice quality vibrator…. but it’s not personally my thing. As I discussed in my post about the strongest g-spot vibrators I require something earth-moving to make an insertable vibrator impress me (or rather, impress my g-spot, she’s a real finicky bitch) because otherwise it’s right back to the Pure Wand for me.

You can get your own Papaya toy directly from their website or follow them on Twitter and Facebook for a chance to win one every month. Thank you, Papaya, for being a good company and creating great products! And a big thank you to Pam for being a great liaison to bloggers and for letting me review this vibrator.

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  1. Those things where you can turn like 4 AA’s into a D battery or something
  2. the width ranges from 1.5″ at the head which then narrows down to around 1.25″ and gradually increases to 1.7″ wide but you’ll only get to the 1.7″ width if you manage to insert more than 5″ of the vibrator

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